Ethics of Public Service Symposium
March 7, 2013
East Carolina Heart Institute
This Symposium will engage participants in discussions about ethical responsibilities of public universities, the value of public service to campuses and communities, the ethical dilemmas arising from public service, the rewards to all involved, and the ethical responsibilities. Participants will include faculty, staff, students from ECU, local community colleges and universities and their community partners.
At the end of this Symposium participants will be able to:
- Describe a public university's ethical responsibilities to its communities.
- Analyze the ethical principles involved when communities and campuses work together.
- Participate in case studies involving ethical dilemmas.
- Understand the community and university's perspectives toward public service.
- Network with community partners and university/college colleagues engaged in public service.
The Symposium is a partnership between five ECU units (Office of Public Service and Community Relations, the Office of Human Research Integrity, the Faculty Senate Service Learning Committee, the Office for Faculty Excellence, and the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center) and North Carolina Campus Compact.
Registration (spaces are limited):
ECU faculty, administrators, staff, students: Click here to register. You will be prompted to enter your ECU Pirate ID and password.
ECU community partners: Click here to register.
Non-ECU participants: Click here to register. Registration fees: $40 for individuals from NC Campus Compact member campuses and $50 for non-members.
8:30-9:00: Registration / Poster Session
- Institutional Ethics and a Moral Order: How East Carolina University Does Public Service
- Building a Methodology for Monitoring and Measuring Community Engagement
- ECU's Public Service Initiatives
- ECU Office of Faculty Excellence
- Service-Learning at ECU
9:00-9:10: Welcome by Chancellor Steven Ballard
9:10-10:00: Opening Keynote: Framing the Issue: "The University's Ethical Responsibility To Its Community" by Stephen Thomas, Ph.D.
10:30-11:00: Break / Poster Session
11:00-12:00: Panel: Community Partners and Faculty
12:00-1:00: Lunch & Second Keynote: "The Ethics of Public Service and Faculty Rewards Reconsidered" by Kerry Ann O'Meara, Ph.D.
- Tenure, Promotion, and Community Engagement
- Conflicts of Interest in Public Service
- Sites, Placements, or Partnerships: Reciprocity in Service-Learning
3:00-4:00: Reception and Networking
- Challenges to the Sustainability of Public-Academic Partnership in Social Science Research
- ECU Institutional Review Board: Case Studies in Engaged Scholarship
- Student Perspectives on Ethical Dilemmas in the Community
Questions: Contact Beth Velde (email@example.com; 737-1377) or Dennis McCunney (firstname.lastname@example.org; 328-2802)